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$3.6 million Aspark Owl electric supercar preorders begin

Just 50 examples are planned, with deliveries starting in mid-2020

Just 50 examples are planned, with deliveries starting in mid-2020.

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Watch a woman take bicycle speed world record behind 800 hp dragster

Denise Mueller-Korenek hit nearly 184 mph on the salt flats

Denise Mueller-Korenek hit nearly 184 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats

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New European bicycle speed record set behind Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Neil Campbell hit 149.16 mph and will now target the world record

Neil Campbell hit 149.16 mph and will now target the world record.

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Koenigsegg Agera successor could be named ... Ragnarok?

A rumored reference to the violent Norse armageddon

A rumored reference to the violent Norse armageddon.

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‘Top Gear’ sets world record speed of 87 mph — on a tractor

It’s still a lot slower than the new Honda mower, which goes 134 mph

Today in silly automotive stunts comes news that there's a new world record for fastest modified farm tractor. It comes courtesy of the folks on BBC's "Top Gear"; the actual show airs Sunday on BBC 2.

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The Devel Sixteen hypercar, and its 5,000-hp engine, are real

The company revealed its final concept version in Dubai, and its American-made engine is tested on a dyno.

The company revealed its final concept version in Dubai, and its American-made engine hits 5,000 hp on a dyno.

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5,000-hp, 300-mph Devel Sixteen hypercar to show in Dubai

Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

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Supersonic car pilot Andy Green describes setting the land speed record

It's the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC's run. Up next, the Bloodhound.

It's the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC's run. Up next, the Bloodhound.

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Police Bumper's Grappler Grabs Wheels Halts Cars | Autoblog Minute

The Grappler is a new method to de-escalate high-speed pursuits.

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Genovation Corvette GXE gets electric mini-doc of top-speed record

Genovation sets street-legal EV top-speed level on its first day of testing.

Genovation Cars provides some fun footage of its Corvette Electric Vehicle reaching almost 190 miles per hour.

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Japan's maglev train sets speed record of 374 mph

Japan's experimental magnetic levitation train sets another world speed record at 374 miles per hour, but isn't set to enter service for another dozen years.

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Eva Hakansson now 'World's Fastest Female On A Motorcycle' with KillaJoule

New Electric Motorcycle Speed Record In Utah

Put it this way: if Eva Hakansson had sufficient battery capacity and road space for her record-breaking KillaJoule electric "sidecar" motorcycle, she could make the 650-mile trip from her Denver-area home base to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in about the time it takes to watch a football game. Heck, she could probably relax and catch the fourth quarter at her destination.

Driver In Fatal Car Crash Claims Pot Use Not A Factor

Teen faces 25 years in prison for deadly crash

Defense lawyers told a jury Thursday pot was not a factor when their teenage client crashed his car in a high-speed accident, even though he was high on the drug at the time.

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Fox Sports, United SportsCar Championship announce 2014 TV schedule

Back in August, it was announced that Fox Sports would be picking up the entirety of the United SportsCar Racing Series as part of a five-year deal. This made us very happy, not only because the combination of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Series promised some great racing, but because with the closure of Speed TV, there was genuine concern that we'd lose a big source of televised racing that didn't involve oval tracks.

Man Who Lapped Manhattan In 24 Minutes May Have Car Seized By Police

Speed demon 'AfroDuck' could lose his BMW Z4 roadster

New York police aren't content with simply arresting the daredevil who raced around Manhattan in record time; they want his car as well.

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New York may raise maximum speed limit to 75 mph

Drivers in the state of New York may be able to pick up the pace on the Empire State's roads if a bill from freshman Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda gets passed. Sepulveda submitted a bill that would see speed limits raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour, statewide.

Higher Speed Limits Seen As Safer And Desirable

Some states raising speed limits for safety sake

How does driving 80 mph, legally, sound?

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Are birds really aware of speed limits on roads?

A pair of French-Canadian scientists are claiming that birds understand speed limits. As ludicrous as it sounds, it begins to make sense once you dive a bit deeper into it. See, the two professors, one from the University of Quebec at Rimouski and one from McGill University in Montreal, began studying birds in France back in 2006.

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Speed Channel winds down

On Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 AM, Speed will go off the air. Its channel will be replaced by a new multi-sport network, called Fox Sports 1. Rumors that a switch were in the works first emerged in late 2012, while things became clearer in March, when the FS1 name emerged. That story disappointed a lot of people. It disappointed us. While Speed's heavy focus on NASCAR got annoying some times (switching away from the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Sprint Cup qualifying comes to mind), it was still a gre

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Like fast cars? Here are five reasons EVs give you more of what you want [w/video]

Treehuggers and gearheads unite! Long viewed as primarily the green-car enthusiast's domain, electric vehicles can actually be just as satisfactory for pedal-mashers, provided that there's a charging system nearby, writes Blake Herrschaft for the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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